There is no actual difference. But, if I’m at a stop light and filth is blaring out of the car next to me, it’s a problem.
The Body of Christ, that’s you and me Catholics, got used to coming home from work and turning on the TV. We got used to turning on the radio and as both slowly, gradually went from risque to off color, to that’s a little naughty to cussing and swearing. We, Catholics, have a problem. If mom and dad said these are bad words, we should not be listening to them, at all. (For non-Christians reading this, I am not trying to force but propose.)
If we want to live as Catholics, is our goal to live in a way that is indistinguishable from the rest of the world? Holiness is not optional. I know, some of you might be thinking: Me? Holy? Whoa, to do that, I’d have to stop doing this, watching that, etc. Yep. It may not be easy but there are a lot of worthwhile things each of us could be doing as opposed to vegging out in front of the TV and losing our sense of discernment.
To Catholics: the world is waiting for all of us to be indifferent, to think: Hey, What’s the big deal? The goal is not to be better than other people, the goal is to be a better Catholic. We are in a relationship with a God who calls us friends.